Angel Falls Overlook Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Angel Falls Overlook Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.4 miles 2327 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

rocky

Directions from Oneida: Take TN Rout 297 west 10 miles to Leatherwood Ford.

backpacking
1 month ago

There's a shorter hike (2.0 mi round trip) to the Lookout, coming from the North, if you're pressed for time. Take the dirt road North from the Bandy Creek campground, at SECOND fork, bear right. There's a small parking area at the terminus. NP Ranger visitor center can give you the details.

Great caves along the river walk portion if you enter from Leatherwood. Kids will love the caves!

walking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is a good trail some rocky spots great overlooks

hiking
3 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

A very easy hike with a decent view. Beware ticks are very bad in this area.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great hike with a lot of elevation change! Saw a few snakes out on the trail. Amazing views at the top and well worth the effort to make it to the top!

camping
8 months ago

9 months ago

Nice, level trail. We will go back & make it a trail run. Stop at Bandy Creek Visitor Station & get directions. Great views especially in the winter. We were instructed to go counter clockwise however, clockwise would have saved best views for last.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

This was my first hiking trail. It's more of an overlook of mountain there were few waterfalls. I actually got off the trail and walked way too far before getting back on track. It'd be an awesome view in the fall. But watch out for copperhead and rattlesnakes.

hiking
1 year ago

Definitely a good hike. The first 2 miles along the river winds through streams and forest and is very serene. The last mile up to the overlook is a good climb up switchbacks and around the cliff. Up on top the view of the valley and river below is fantastic! One note, there really aren't any falls to speak of. From the park rangers, someone many years ago dynamited Angel Falls in the hope of making the river navigable. What they succeeded in doing was creating some very dangerous class 4 rapids in their place. I guess they didn't have the heart to change the name and plus, who would want to go see Angel Class 4 Dangerous Rapids? :-) All in all I definitely recommend this hike.

1 year ago

Absolutely breathtaking! This hike was definitely in my top 5 for sure. The views are spectacular, it is peaceful and not a very difficult hike at all. I recommend for anyone that is itching for a nice hike to check this place out. Definitely worth 5 stars!

hiking
2 years ago

Nice easy trail atop a plateau. Great viewsite in the fall at Falls Branch overlook and Angel Falls overlook. Would love to hike it in the winter for better views.

2 years ago

The trail itself is nice but there were a few trees blown down across it. My biggest problem was with the map provided by the park. There were several unmarked primitive campsites including one on a path that forked to the right not far from Fall Creek bridge. On the map it shows the side path to Angel Falls overlook in the approximate same location and direction but failed to note this path that led to another campsite. A little confusion and extra walking but all in all a good hike. On the return a thunderstorm and torrential downpour made the trail a little more treacherous

2 years ago

good trail, but the trail to The Grand Gap Loop Trail from Leatherwood Ford is 2.8 miles each way, for a total of 12.4 miles total. It is easy walking though.

hiking
3 years ago

One of the best hikes I've ever been on. Great hike and not too difficult. The view at the overlook is Amazing! Breathtaking actually. Can't wait to do it again.

hiking
3 years ago

The first part of the trail is very relaxing and easy. After you cross the creek you go up the mountain. Almost at the top it seems like you enter into another world. At the top the view was amazing.

hiking
3 years ago

I hiked this trail today. Down by the river, the first 2 miles was relatively flat with some gentile hills but scenic...nice rock outcroppings and the view of the river. Once you get to the bridge at the 2 mile mark (the name escapes me), you do some switch-backs for .09 miles that take you to the sandstone overlook. My FAVORITE part of the trail is after the guide wire, you feel like you've entered this weird tropical jungle...it's lush, really green, steep walls, and the temperature drops considerably. Then you pop out on top of this ridge with little growth...for this time of year anyways and you're at Angel Falls Overlook. It's pretty scary if you're afraid of heights. No railings, very, very long fall. Be careful. Nice hike overall.

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked this trail on a chilly February day and we only saw a few people on the way out.... Beautiful hike first 2 miles mostly flat along the river... After crossing Fall Branch bridge the hike gets more strenuous but nothing too difficult..... The last 1/4 mile is very interesting meandering thru steep cliff overhangs... I would think twice about taking any young children on this hike..... But for adults it is fabulous!!! Pack a lunch and enjoy it once you reach the top it's breathtaking!!